Janesville Parker Vikings tennis make strides

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Gazette staff
April 15, 2011

Although Janesville Parker’s boys tennis team came up short against Madison East in a Big Eight Conference dual meet Thursday, coach Mike Fuhrmann said his team took a step forward.

The host Purgolders swept through the singles and doubles in straight sets en route to a 7-0 victory, but that did not tell the whole story, according to Fuhrmann.

“Even though the scores don’t indicate it, I really thought we played our best tennis of the season, so far,” Fuhrmann said. “We were hitting our forehands and backhands hard, and I really think these kids are starting to get it.

“East lost to Middleton, 4-3, and those are two of the best teams in our conference. I couldn’t be more pleased with our effort today.”

Parker is scheduled to host a quadrangular today at Palmer Parker, with Fort Atkinson, Beloit Memorial and Lake Geneva Badger scheduled to compete.


Singles: Trent Gilmore (E) def. Matt Knutson, 6-1, 6-3; Jake Rogers (E) def. Ian Weiland, 6-0, 6-0; Katchel Potter (E) def. Ryan Ploof, 6-0, 6-1; Jed Hopson (E) def. Ethan Zweifel, 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles: Hunter Cowen-Isaac Rettinger (E) def. Nick Garey-Austin McDonald, 6-2, 6-2; Lee France-Russell Carpenter (E) def. David Palan Jordan Peyer, 6-0, 6-2; Emilio Faray-Jon Betz (E) def. Jaren Norrell-Spencer Debroux, 6-1, 6-3.

Junior varsity—East 5, Parker 2.

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